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RE: [T3] Jump starting

On 28 Jan 2004 at 10:04, Gamboa, Gary wrote:

> >What have you done and what seems to be 
> >the problem now.
> Well, my battery died due to the sub-zero weather 
> we've been having, so I went to jump it. In my
> wind chill factor of -20 induced mania, I reversed
> the cables on the running car, a compact car. 
> I tried to start it a few turns, but it wouldn't 
> start, so I stopped. I did short the radio fuse.

The radio is probably destroyed.

> I noticed a fuel leak on the right side injector, and also one on the right
> side line that I beleive was preventing it from starting. I replaced the
> injector hose, reversed the cables and tried again, still no start, and the
> injector still leaked, but the fuel pump engaged, the clicks were okay and
> plenty  of gas was getting to the right side injector. It almost started, but
> what I percieved as a lack of gas wouldn't let it. 

My guess is that it will be fine once it warms up a bit. The leaks are always 
big enough to cause a fire, but not big enough to deprive the engine of fuel, 
so I don't think this was the reason the car wouldn't start.

Jim Adney
Madison, WI 53711-3054

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